May 11, 2009

May 11th 2009

Woodford Green:
  • 4 Goldfinches around Broadmead Estate.
  • Also, finally found the Mistle Thrush nest on the estate!... made mostly out of cotton wool, or the lining of a puffer jacket!

Valentines Park:

  • Still a healthy number of Swifts over the park.

South Park:

  • Mute Swan still on the nest
  • Canada Geese and Greylag Geese, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Moorhens and Coots a plenty
  • Lesser Black Backed Gull and a 1st yr Hering Gull around the lake.
  • 1 male Pochard in the centre of the lake, and a female at the north end with 6 chicks ( only a day old or so)
  • Kingfisher (heard only)
  • 1 male Sparrowhawk over the park, and bothering the pair of Mistle Thrushes
  • at least 1 Stock Dove, (also many Feral Pigeons, Wood Pigeons and Collared Dove)
  • at least 2 Blackcap singing
  • Also: Blackbird, Starling, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit.


  • Hobby, being pursued by a crow over residential Wanstead (JL via London Birders)


  • Little Egret flying South East over Elmcroft Ave, Wanstead (Peter Hopkins/M Davis)


  • several Swifts, (Jonathan Makengo)

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